Museum Studies Speaker: John Monaco, "The Art of Visitor Engagement"

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John Monaco is an internationally recognized exhibition designer, instrumental in bringing one New York's finest art museums to the forefront of the museum industry. John has, in his fifteen years as an exhibition designer, created an experiential aesthetic that is “elegant, poetic and fearless” and has mastered the art of exhibition development from concept to fruition. John’s dramatic and immersive style has influenced designers from Bhutan to Hong Kong and from London to Toronto and continues to generously serve as a de facto consultant to colleagues around the globe. Among John’s talents is his unique ability to flesh out a curatorial concept beyond the limits of its original thesis. Not only giving an idea form but bridging the gap between curator and patron. This unique ability also finds itself transcending institutional norms that give way to exciting and innovative new ways of seeing art. This talent is limitless and radiant.

John relocated to Rochester in the summer of 2021. In addition to continuing his work as a exhibition designer, he will begin teaching in the Museum Studies Program of the College of Liberal Arts this spring.

Join us for a talk on exhibition design and visitor engagement by John Monaco followed by a question and answer session, facilitated by Museum Studies Program Director, Juilee Decker.

Dr. Juilee Decker
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When and Where
October 28, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Room/Location: 1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Open to the Public

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